Liveaboard Diving in San Jose Del Cabo

What to expect On a San Jose Del Cabo liveaboard

San Jose del Cabo liveaboards allow divers to explore the sparkling turquoise seas and an incredible abundance of marine life in Mexico. As the gateway to the Socorro Islands, liveaboard diving from San Jose del Cabo is a great choice. With sea temperatures ranging from 22 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius and outside temperatures reaching up to the mid-thirties in summer, the climate is also very appealing. San Jose del Cabo liveaboards are the best way to explore the Pacific side of Mexico.


There are several San Jose Del Cabo liveaboards that depart from here to the Revillagigedo Archipelago, also known as the Socorro islands; a group of 4 uninhabited islands 400km from the coast of Mexico, located in the Pacific ocean. These liveaboards only travel in the months November to May, as otherwise, it is not the correct season.

Each of the Socorro islands has its own gems to see. San Benedicto Island is generally the first stop, it is the most popular area for coming up and close with Giant Pacific Manta Rays, there is a famous cleaning station named The Boiler. You are bound to see multiple, curious Mantas with a wingspan up to 8m (24ft). Soccoro, which is the most well known of the four islands, and it is a paradise for pelagics. From January till March you can swim with Dolphins, from January till April there are thousands of Humpback whales in their breeding season and throughout the year there are numerous Manta Rays and sharks; Silky, Galapagos, white tip and silvertip sharks. Roca Partida is the smallest island of the four, this is a pinnacle which attracts large schools of Jacks and Tuna, the small crevices inhabit many smaller species and at around 13m (40ft) there are caves which inhabit multiple sharks. A real diverse ecosystem. Lastly, the island of Clarion, which is located the furthest out is an island made up of three volcanic peaks, it has its own Angelfish named after the island, the Clarion Angelfish is often seen cleaning the large pelagic species. From January till April you will see the Humpback whales swim past here as well.

These Pacific Ocean dive sites should be expected to have colorful and flourishing reefs, the focus point here is the abundance of large and impressive marine species. These sites are only accessible by San Jose del Cabo liveaboard, which means privacy and unique experience.


San Jose del Cabo is in the state of Baja California and located in the most Southern municipality; Los Cabos. You will most likely fly into Los Cabos International Airport, which has flights arriving from the United States, Canada and other Mexican Cities. The marina at which the Mexico liveaboard will dock is Pueblo la Playa San Jose del abo which is situated around 25 minutes from the airport. The center of the city, where most of the hotels are located, is 10 minutes from the marina and 15 from the airport. Most of the liveaboards will depart in the evening as it takes an entire night to get to Socorro.

San Jose Del Cabo Diving Reviews

  • 9.7 Exceptional
  • 3 Verified Reviews
  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Michael J
  • United States United States

Cabo diving itself is cold (67 degrees F) with low visibility (10ft) and can be very crowded/touristy. Saw some interesting macro life, but no big creatures.

Diving San Jose Del Cabo in May on the Nautilus Belle Amie

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Gabriel A
  • United States United States

Limited visibility but sightings of hammerheads and mobula rays, as well as humpbacks on the surface.

Diving San Jose Del Cabo in January on the Nautilus Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Nadine G
  • Lebanon Lebanon

Only Gordo Banks really worthwhile - if lucky.

Diving San Jose Del Cabo in March on the Valentina

Origin: US